Re: [FH] Re: Bad news re Treacle, so sorry.
- Thank you so much for your thoughts.
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I really do appreciate it
Debbie and Treaclexxx
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:04 PM
Subject: [FH] Re: Bad news re Treacle, so sorry.
I'm not a terribly active member of this board but I've been reading
your postings from time to time. While I don't have any magical
advice, I'd just like to say I'm truly sorry for the pain you are
feeling now. It's heartbreaking to see our best buddies suffering.
I'd certainly try the pain patches at least for a while to see how
she fares - you don't want to put poor Treacle down and then
wonder "what if" later.
I'll keep good thoughts and say a prayer for you and Treacle.
Nancy (and Bogie)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Debbie Raikes-May"
> Dear Friends
> I have had a very bad day today.
> The vet, Kate came to see Treacle and was shocked by how poor her
mobility was in the rear. She was in a lot of pain.
> She has extensive nerve damage and this is causing circulatory
problems. You know she can't have aspirin so this puts her at even
higher risk of clotting now.
> An MRI scan means she would need to be anaesthetised and this
isn't really an option because of her heart.
> She continues to lose weight even though she is eating well again.
> Kate gave her a steroid pain relief injection and said the other
options from this are patches which release an opiate pain killer
(need re sitting every three days so animal will have many shaved
patches)...has anyone heard of this? or
> Prednisolone which will affect her kidneys or another steroid
painkiller which could have the same effect
> She feels the damage will be progressive and fast moving now as it
has sharply increased,
> I am so upset. The heart thing is manageable right now and she has
fought so hard.
> We are being asked to consider putting her to sleep to save her
the degenerative pain, or to face the fact that on painkillers she
will almost certainly have bad kidney damage soon and that will
finish her off.
> I am quite desolate, Ben is away, I have a whole lot of work to do
and my brave little Treacle needs me to do the best for her.
> Guys, please help me. What do I do?
> Debbie Raikes-May
> Clock Consultancy Ltd
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